About the course

About the course

Do you want to make a difference to the experience of hospital patients? Get started in this rewarding career with our health services course. In this health course you will learn the skills and knowledge to work as a health services assistant in a hospital. 

In this health course, you’ll prepare for direct client contact and care under supervision. You will gain knowledge and practical skills in typical work tasks including:

  • anatomy and medical terminology
  • maintain infection control
  • make and maintain patient beds
  • move patients within the hospital setting
  • clean and maintain wards
  • serve patient meals

Course Details


Course Length and Classes

Part time: 2 years

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

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Entry Requirements

This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in years 10, 11 and 12. You must have the approval of your school to enrol in the course.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


Successful completion will give you to a range of further study options in nursing, allied health, assistant in nursing or operating theatre technician.

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of career opportunities as a health service assistant in both private and public hospitals.

Contribution to VCE, VCAL & ATAR

On successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for:

  • recognition of one unit at Units 1 and 2 level, and a minimum of three units at Units 3 and 4 level.
  • Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence for the VCE VET Health program will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies).
  • The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
  • Further information can be found on the VTAC website: www.vtac.edu.au

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